I’m not sure how I came up with the idea for a Santa Hat Crochet Blanket, but once I had it in my mind, I knew I had to make it. When I saw a piece about crocheting the Griddle Stitch, I had one of those light bulb moments and knew that was the perfect stitch for this project. Then, Joann’s had the perfect Bernat Blanket yarn on sale on Black Friday and it was a done deal. They had the exact perfect shade of red and then I grabbed the pure white from the baby blanket section.
This was my first crochet blanket project in over 25 years, so I needed to just create my own pattern and keep it very simple. I had picked up crochet again a year prior but just made scarves, so I wasn’t completely rusty on the hook. This particular stitch is similar to the Griddle Stitch in that it alternates with a Single Crochet throughout, but I used a Half Double Crochet instead of a Double. With this blanket yarn, the double crochet stitches looked almost like a berry stitch and were just too poofy for what I wanted. Let’s see how I made it.
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Santa Hat Crochet Blanket
- 10-5.3 oz Skeins Bernat Blanket Yarn in Cranberry
- 1-10.5 oz Skein Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn in White
- Size N 10.00mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Giant Serving Fork or Large PomPom Maker
Santa Hat Crochet Blanket Steps
1: Use your large crochet hook to chain stitch 90 with the white yarn.
2: Chain one extra, flip it over and single crochet into the second chain from the end. Then half double crochet into the next chain, single crochet in the next, then half double again, over and over. This is a Griddle stitch but using a Half Double Crochet instead of a Double Crochet. Do this alternating stitch for 8 rows in the white. Remember to chain one extra at the end of each row before you flip it.
3: At the end of the last white row, for that extra chain at the end, loop in the red yarn instead.
4: Crochet Griddle stitch with all five skeins of the red blanket yarn.
5: When you’re at the end of the last red row, loop in the white yarn for the extra chain.
6: Crochet the Griddle stitch with the white yarn for 8 rows. At the end of the last row, tie it off.
7: Use your smaller crochet hook to weave in all the tails from when you switched skeins.
8: Use a large pompom template to make four pom-poms with the white yarn OR use a large serving fork to make four pom poms as shown. Trim and shape the pom-poms as needed.
9: Tie each pompom to all four corners of the blanket. I used three square knots pulled tight.
That’s it! This Santa Hat Crochet Blanket was the absolute fastest blanket I have ever made. I think it was a combination of the large blanket yarn and the wonderful Griddle stitch I chose. I also can’t get over how incredibly soft the Bernat Blanket yarn is. My kids kept wanting to touch and feel it, lol (me, too). It’s the perfect blanket to curl up under on a chilly night, or here in Florida when you crank the AC down to 68 degrees.
The final size of the blanket measures 67 inches by 43 inches. You should follow all the washing instructions included on the yarn label, but I’d be extra special with the white/ red color bleed possibility. So, do you think you’d like to make a Santa Hat Crochet Blanket?
Be sure to check out this fun Christmas pillow to go along with the blanket!
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